view of little sable point - green aqua water, sky is bright blue, large brown brick tower, trees on the sandy shore

Michigan's Historic Lighthouses border our Great Lakes.  Take a peek at the Michigan Lighthouses Map.

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Enjoy the beauty of Michigan's lakeshore sentinels.

Scattered along the shoreline, Michigan’s lighthouses offer waypoints to those on water and are landmarks of history for those on land. 

Short and squat, or tall and lean, each of Michigan's uniquely-beautiful lighthouses plays its part in keeping the Great Lakes safe. With 3,200 miles of shoreline and one of the nation's most active waterways, it's no wonder that Michigan claims more lighthouses than any other state in the country. Climb Ludington's Big Sable Point lighthouse, one of Michigan's tallest, for sweeping views of Lake Michigan.

Boat around Lake Huron's Thunder Bay Island for glimpses of its red-and-white lighthouse. Visit Lake Superior's Big Bay Point Lighthouse for a rare opportunity to overnight in a historic light. Learn about Great Lakes shipwrecks and the keepers who tried to prevent them at lighthouse and maritime museums in Mackinaw CitySouth HavenLudington and Whitefish Point.
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